Cumbrian MP calls for World Cup to be removed from Russia

Tim Farron Credit: PA

Tim Farron has called for FIFA - the governing body of world football - to remove the World Cup from Russia, if Putin fails to explain the country's suspected involvement in an attack on a former spy in Salisbury.

The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, posted this message on Twitter this morning.

His comments come after Theresa May said that Russia was "highly likely" to have carried out a nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The prime minister said Moscow has until midnight Tuesday to explain why the deadly nerve agent was deployed on Britain's street.